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Contributed by Don McGrogan, BMCS, USN Ret.

USS Euryale (AS-22)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Kilo - Quebec
NWKQ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Euryale Class Submarine Tender:
  • Laid down in 1941 as SS Hawaiian Merchant, a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission (MC hull 187) contract at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Kearny, N.J.
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 15 April 1943
  • Commissioned, USS Euryale (AS-22), 2 December 1943, CAPT. H. A. Guthrie in command
  • During World War II USS Euryale was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Euryale was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 24 March to 11 June 1946
  • Decommissioned, 7 October 1946
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1971 and transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for disposal
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by MARAD, 8 September 1972 (PD-X-943 of 12 July 1972) for $89,889.88 to American Ship Dismantlers Inc.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 8,282 t.(lt) 15,400 t.(fl)
    Length 492' 6"
    Beam 69' 6"
    Draft 25' (max)
    Speed 16. kts. (design)
    Complement
    Officers - 90
    Enlisted - 1313
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    twenty-two 20mm AA guns
    Fuel Oil Capacity
    NSFO 16,550 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one De Laval geared turbine
    two Foster and Wheeler D-type boilers 465psi 765°
    double De Laval Main Reduction Gear
    Ship's Service Generators
    two turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    three Diesel-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    single propeller, 8.500shp

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    Euryale 57k USS Euryale (AS-22) under way, 21 August 21, 1944. The ship has just departed Brisbane, Australia and is bound for Freemantle, Australia with passengers, ammunition, torpedoes and general cargo. Her armament includes one 5/38 gun, four 3/50 AA guns, two twin 40mm Bofors AA mounts and twenty two 20mm Oerlikon AA mounts.
    Australian War Museum, Photo No.302594
    Mike Green
    Euryale 133k USS Euryale (AS-22) at anchor near Okinawa or in Japanese waters, 26 September 1945.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-264329, RG-19-LCM, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst
    Euryale 89k USS Euryale (AS-22) at Sasebo, Japan, 16 November 1945. She has three large Japanese submarines alongside. They are (from inboard to outboard): I-401, I-14 and I-400.
    US Navy photo # NH 97841 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, donated by Evelyn W. Guthrie, 1987.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Euryale 32k USS Euryale (AS-22) at anchor in 1946, location unknown. Courtesy Randy Guttery
    Tendertales Web Site
    Euryale 96k USS Euryale (AS-22), flying her long "homeward bound" pennant, as she arrives off San Francisco, CA., circa 22 February 1946.
    US Navy photo # NH 77403, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1973.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Pelias 220k Overhead view of, from front to back,
    USS Griffin (AS-13),
    USS Euryale (AS-22),
    USS Aegir (AS-23), and
    USS Pelias (AS-14)
    moored in the Reserve Fleet, at Mare Island Navy Shipyard, Vallejo, CA. with 52 mothballed World War II submarines, circa 1946
    Darryl Baker
    Euryale 142k USS Euryale (AS-22) in reserve at Bremerton, WA. during the 1950s.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # unknown.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Euryale (AS-22)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Guthrie, Harry Aloysius USN (21A) :RADM2 December 1943 - 18 December 1944
    02LCDR. DeTar, John Lesle USN (27) (acting)18 December 1944 - 20 December 1944
    03CAPT. Gurley, Ralph Randolph,20 December 1944 - January 1946
    04CAPT. Williamson, Delbert Fred, USN :RADMJanuary 1946 - 7 October 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
    Photos courtesy USS Euryale web site

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation

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